J.D. Salinger Stories Leaked

J.D. Salinger stories leaked (via CNN Video) Some J.D. Salinger stories were leaked online despite his desire to keep them private until 50 years after his death.

Interview with Nobel Winner Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott invokes a voice little heard in life or literature for ‘Someone’ (via PBS News Hour) JUDY WOODRUFF: National Book Award winner Alice McDermott has written her first new novel in seven years. Titled “Someone,” it’s a finely drawn account of one ordinary woman’s seemingly unremarkable life. Jeffrey Brown talked with McDermott recently…

“Fear of Flying” is 40 Years Old

Author Erica Jong flying high, 40 years on from debut (via AFP) In her own words, Erica Jong wanted to “slice open a woman’s head and show everything happening inside” when she wrote her debut novel “Fear of Flying”, first published 40 years ago. The book, which is set for an anniversary re-release this year, […]

Blog Circle Close-Up: Sherri Snelling

BoomerReviews.com Co-Founder and Senior Editor Shannon Ingram had the pleasure of interviewing blogger Sherri Snelling recently, in conjunction with the release of Sherri’s new book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care (Balboa Press). Here is the interview, in Sherri’s own words.

Book Review: “The Vintage Years” by Francine Toder, Ph.D.

Easter weekend seemed the perfect opportunity to catch up with some reading and the book I selected did NOT disappoint. Instead of a novel, I chose “The Vintage Years: Finding Your Inner Artist (Writer, Musician, Visual Artist) After Sixty” by Francine Toder, Ph.D. It offered such resonance with my interest in aging, Boomers and the arts that I simply could not put it down.

William Faulkner Letters at Auction

William Faulkner letters, manuscripts to sell (via AFP) Letters, an unpublished short story and other documents penned by ground-breaking American novelist William Faulkner are expected to fetch more than $2 million at auction this June. Sotheby’s in New York announced the June 11 sale, which it called “the largest and most important group of William […]

Tribute to Susan Jeffers

I received the news this morning that another of my modern-day heroes has left the planet. Dr. Susan Jeffers, author of “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” passed away on October 27th. She was in her early 70’s and had been courageously battling a rare form of cancer for a couple of years…I read “Feel the Fear” when it first came out in 1987, which was the time of my “rebirth” at 35 as a confident career woman instead of a naïve young girl with big expectations.